Markus Siewert joined the Chair for Policy Analysis at the Bavarian School for Public Policy as lecturer in April 2019. Before moving to the TU Munich, he was a Pre- and Post-Doc at the Goethe University Frankfurt, the John-F.-Kennedy Institute at FU Berlin, and the University of Freiburg.
After his study at the University of Freiburg with majors in Political Science and Contemporary History, Markus Siewert received his PhD from the Goethe University Frankfurt in 2017 with a dissertation (“summa cum laude”) on the engagement and success of US presidents in the legislative arena. He was a visiting (doctoral) fellow at various prestigious research universities in the United States (Georgetown, American University and University of California Irvine) and Europe (European University Institute Florence, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Università degli Studi di Siena, University of Birmingham).
In his research, he works on issues related to government performance in established democracies and its institutional and political determinants, as well as on question concerning the qualities of democracies, in general. In addition, he has strong a methodological expertise in qualitative methods dealing with (causal) inference, inter alia, Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), Process Tracing and other case study designs, as well as the integration of strategies in multimethod research.
2021: Siewert, Markus B. & Pascal D. König. Becoming Mainstream? The Emergence of Digital Policies in German Regional Party Politics. German Politics. Online first (accepted for publication).
2020: Lammert, Christian, Markus B. Siewert & Boris Vormann (eds.). Handbuch Politik USA. 2. vollständig überarbeite Auflage. Wiesbaden: VS Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-658-23845-2.
2020: Wagemann, Claudius, Achim Goerres & Markus B. Siewert (eds.). Handbuch Methoden Politikwissenschaft. Wiesbaden: VS Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-658-16936-7.
2020: Wenzelburger, Georg, Stefan Wurster & Markus B. Siewert. Responsive Politikgestaltung in den deutschen Bundesländern? Versuch einer Systematisierung und Konzeption eines Forschungsprogramms. Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft. Online first. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12286-020-00449-2.
2020: König, Pascal D. & Markus B. Siewert. Off Balance: Systematizing Deformations of Liberal Democracy. International Political Science Review. Online first. https://doi.org/ 10.1177/0192512120915721.
2020: König Pascal D. & Markus B. Siewert. Why Don’t Citizens Give Governments Credit When They Deliver on Electoral Pledges? Policy & Politics, Online first. https://doi.org/ 10.1332/030557320X15786201228120.
2019: Siewert, Markus B. & Pascal D. König. On Digital Front-Runners and Late-Comers: Analyzing Issue Competition over Digitization in German Subnational Elections. European Political Science Review 11(2): 247-265. https://doi.org/10.1017/ S1755773919000109.